|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||7/24/1912|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Non-emergency/Non-firehouse duties|
On July 24, 1912, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Frank C. Haering of Truck 26 died in the line of duty while riding Engine 102, the department’s first motorized rig, a combination fire engine and hose cart. As Engine 102 was traveling south on Clark Street, the driver attempted to pass between a northbound streetcar and a southbound streetcar. The rig was crushed between the two streetcars and Haering was killed instantly.
“Dashed to Death Between 2 Cars,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 25, 1912.
“Fire Truck Before Fatal Ride; Victim; Diagram of Accident,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 25, 1912.